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Arrested ETA suspects admit to carrying out Madrid airport bombing

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Arrested ETA suspects admit to carrying out Madrid airport bombing

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Two suspected ETA rebels arrested on Sunday have allegedly confessed to being behind the Madrid airport bombing in 2006. Detectives say the pair also identified two other fugitive suspected ETA members who are believed to have aided the attack. In addition, the men in custody gave police details about two arms caches.

Spain’s Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said the information that the suspects have given police suggests “they’re important ETA commandos who’ve participated directly in the group’s most significant actions recently.”

One of the men in custody is now in intensive care with a punctured lung. Police say he was hurt resisting arrest.

The government broke off peace talks with ETA after a bomb wrecked a car park at Madrid airport’s Terminal Four, killing two Ecuadorean immigrants who had gone to sleep in parked vehicles.